The City of Longview Partners in Prevention will sponsor Rising out of the Thicket Zombie 5k Fun Run/ Walk to benefit the Coalition for Drug Free Youth. The undead outbreak will occur on Saturday, October 26 at McWhorter Park, 1000 Toler Road with registration beginning at 8:00 a.m. The run will start at 9 a.m. Zombies and survivors may pre-register by going to the city website, The run/walk is family-friendly. Participants of all ages are welcome to join in the fun.

Runners and walkers can participate in plain clothes as “survivors” or can choose to dress in zombie costume. As part of the event, volunteers will be encouraged to “Give brains or blood!” Carter Blood Care will be there for our “undead” blood drive. Longview Community Ministries will be on-site for our Zombie Apocalypse Survivor Food Drive.

The Rising out of the Thicket event proceeds will benefit the Coalition for Drug-Free Youth to assist in their initiative to prevent underage drinking and drug use. The Coalition also supports the annual Red Ribbon Week campaign.

Refreshments will be available. For more information, visit or contact Terry Barrett at or 903-237-1019.